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Floating Paper Clip Experiment

Take a look at the simple Floating Paper Clip Experiment which you can easily include in your project list.

 

Things Required


Dry Paper Clips

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Tissue Paper


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Bowl with Water in it


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A Stick/ Pencil

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Process

Step 1: Get the water bowl ready.

Step 2: Gently place the paper clip and see if it floats. No?

Step 2:  Now, take a piece of tissue paper and drop it on the surface of the water.

Step 3: Place the paper clip on the surface of the tissue paper.

Step 4: With the help of the stick, carefully poke the tissue paper until the tissue sinks.

Step 5: You will notice that the paper clip doesn’t sink.

So, this is how you make a paper clip float.

 

 

 

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Scientific Reason

So, how does this work? The paper clip floats due to Surface Tension.  Surface Tension created by the water molecules make the paper clip float.

 

-Pratibha Yadav

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